About Castillo de Perelada: Castillo de Perelada has played an important role in bringing Cava to world-wide recognition and has been known internationally for many years as a producer of high-class sparkling wines. Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library. When Miguel Mateu bought this ensemble of monuments in 1923, one of his primary objectives was to revitalize the wine producing tradition, a tradition that is more alive than ever these days and which has incorporated the most modern technology to create wines that make full use of the nuances of the soils and vines of the Empordà.
Arturo Suqué took charge of Perelada after the death of his father-in-law, Miguel Mateu, in 1972. For decades, he led a deep transformation based on an obsession for quality with a main goal: place Castillo Perelada among the most prestigious Spanish wineries.
Being faithful to Miguel Mateu’s love for culture, Arturo Suqué and his wife Carmen Mateu started the Peralada Castle Festival, a cultural event that is today internationally recognized.
The third generation, led by Javier Suqué Mateu, has committed to quality wines, planting and purchasing new vineyards and creating a great technical team. The research work which allows Perelada to bring out the best from the Empordà region is also remarkable.
The new Perelada Winery is a new step towards excellence. Designed to make great wines by RCR Architects, winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize. It is the first winery in Europe to have achieved LEED GOLD sustainability certification, with one of the most extensive and complete enotourism experiences in the country.
Winemaking : Two daily macerations. Macerated for 19 days at a controlled temperature of 25 degrees.
Ageing : 15 months in second use Bordelaise sized French barrels of Tronçais oak of 300 Ltrs, rest in bottle.
Description : Deep cherry red colour with violet tones. It is a wine with a great aromatic variety that reminds of the Mediterranean vineyard from where it comes. Aromatic herbs, red fruits and a balsamic background. In the mouth it is fresh, intense and well balanced. It presents a clear varietal personality with mature enveloping tannins and a silky sensation. It is an elegant wine, with a long aftertaste and offers a huge potential ageing.
- 92/100 Guia Penin